AdıyamanAdıyaman is an important culture and tourism center. The cultural development in Adiyaman starting back to the data of Palanli cave had been reached to the splendid archaeological area in the world with the mausoleum which was built on to Nemrut Mountain by Antiochos I, the king of the Commagene. the Commagene. The mausoleum which was built by the king on to the peak of the highest Mountain also signifies the importance of the cult of rulers for the kingdom.The ruins of Mount Nemrut known as the 8th Wonders of World, the ruins of Commagene, Atatürk Dam, the fourth biggest dam in the world, Çamgazi Dam, Winter Camping Organisation and finally with the world champion local folk dances.
Karakus Tumulus, Arsameia and the antic city of Pirin near Adiyaman have plenty of remains from the Kingdom of Kommagene surviving to our time. Samsat, now remaining under Ataturk Dam Lake was once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom and was the important cities in this period. Cendere Bridge, Sofraz Tumulus and Sesonk date back to the Roman era. The New Castle and military building as structures remaining from the Mameluk period. The remains in Besni are from the Ottoman era.
Adiyaman, an administrative province in Turkey with a surface area of 7, 614 km2 covers plateaus extending from the slopes of Southeastern Taurus Range to the Euphrates. Beside Adiyaman (Center) Besni, Celikhan, Gerger, Golbasi, Kahta, Samsat, Sincik and Tut are the district of the province. The Euphrates, the most productive river in Turkey flows along the southern and eastern borders of the province.
The city officially had the name Hısn-ı Mansur ("Castle of Mansur") until the year 1926, named after the fortified castle perched on a hill around which the city grew. As this name was difficult for the locals to pronounce, people were referring the city as adı yaman, which means "its name is tough" or "(the place) whose name is tough" in Turkish. In 1926, this term was adopted as the official name of the city. In present-day Turkish, the word yaman can also have a strong positive connotation, just like the English word 'terrific'.
The area has been inhabited as far back as it's possible to discover. Research in the cave of Palanlı 10 km north of Adıyaman show occupation in 40,000 BC and other digs in Samsat reveal continuous occupation through the stone and Bronze Ages. From 900BC onwards came waves of invasions from Assyrians, Persians, and MacedoniansRead More
Adıyaman's summers are very hot and very dry. Temperatures reach 40 °C (104.0 °F) at the height of summer for the majority of the time. The highest recorded temperature was 45.3 °C (113.5 °F) on 30 July 2000. Winters in Adıyaman are cool/cold and quite often snowy. The lowest recorded temperature was−10 °C (14.0 °F) on 23 February 1985.Read More
Places of interest
Ancient Cities Arsameia Ruins (Nymphaios Arsameia):It is understood from the Inscriptions of King Antiochos I, that Arsameia was built in the first quarter of the Second Century BC, by the order of Arsemez (ancestor of Commagene) at the east of Kahta River, facing the Old Kahta Castle. It was theRead More
Railway:Also Railway arrival is provided by Gölbaşı county, Malatya - Fevzi Pasha railway passes through this county.Railway station Tel :(+90-416) 781 60 80Read More
Can be reached by several buses to the center of Adiyaman in Turkey. From Diyarbakir to Adiyaman is 251 miles, from an average of 4 hours. Gaziantep, Adiyaman is between the 153 miles by car takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Adana - Adiyaman is between the 356 milesRead More
Airway:Regular flights are present to Adıyaman airport.Airport Tel :(+90-416) 244 20 02Dam arrrival: The high way that passes through Adıyaman binds all southeastern cities including Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır. There are also ferry boat tours in Güzelsu village to reach Şanlıurfa and Siverek. Adiyaman airport is available. There are other centers ofRead More